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Monthly Archives: February 2021

U.S. Farmers Remain Hopeful for South African Workers

Farmers like Jason Head of Montgomery County are concerned whether their H-2A workers from South Africa would be allowed to come to the U.S....

Many Farmers Looking to Spring

Regardless of whether the groundhog sees his shadow or not, our farmers are gearing up for another planting season, but they will be mindful...

Similar Priorities for Farm Bureau, Vilsack

President Joe Biden’s nominee for Agriculture Secretary holds some of the same goals as the American Farm Bureau Federation. Micheal Clements shares what issues...

Food Safety Measures for Super Sunday

One food safety expert says the food safety practices of many of us on Super Bowl Sunday might need further review. Gary Crawford has...

Adapting to the Environment

This week hundreds of farmers would have attended the West Tennessee Grain Conference in Dyersburg as in years past in person, but because of...

Preparing for the Cold

Just looking at the upcoming forecast will make you shiver, as cold temperatures are expected throughout the week, and for farmers, this means extra...

Caution Still Needed

Farm bankruptcies declined in 2020. However, as Micheal Clements shares, that doesn’t necessarily mean the outlook for agriculture is improving.

Investment for Rural Tennessee

This week Governor Bill Lee delivered his state of the state address to state lawmakers and part of his budget proposals submitted are earmarked...

A New Tractor on the Farm

Its not everyday that a new tractor shows up on the farm, but that's exactly the case for 29-year old Kary Robinson of Franklin...

Listening to the Concerns of Farmers

Tennessee's 7th District Congressman Mark Green says he's working to listen and support Tennessee farmers.

More Research Needed

A new Farm Bureau analysis offers a look at carbon sequestration by agriculture in the United States. Micheal Clements shares how the data reveals agriculture needs...

Farmers Protecting Their Livestock

West and Middle Tennessee farmers have been hit pretty hard this week with snow, sleet and extremely cold weather conditions and that means a...

Winter Finally Hitting Hard All Over

What are the agricultural impacts of expanding extreme cold weather? Stephanie Ho has the story.

Farm Income Projections Down, Outlook Up

A drop in government payments to farmers will cause a drop in overall farm sector income this year.

Wage Increases for H-2A Workers

Farmers must pay H-2A workers more in 2021, as defined by a report from the Department of Agriculture. Micheal Clements shares what this means...

FFA Goodwill Tour

Even though the FFA Goodwill Tour is a little different with the pandemic, the message for support is still strong.

Adapting to the New University Experience

University of Tennessee at Martin Chancellor Dr. Keith Carver talks about the student experience under the pandemic.

Virtual Legislative Visits

With the state capitol and legislative office still under Covid protocol, Farm Bureau leaders across the state are connecting to their lawmakers virtually.

A Unique Position

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall told lawmakers farmers are part of the solution to climate change.

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